The Weekly Ramble

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004 - age spots, skin spots, organizing, and getting back to school with a bang.

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. My husband snapped this on date night this week when we tried out Burger Lounge. It was super good. And, no, I did NOT eat all those fries and onion rings myself. FishPapa ate most of them, honestly. When fries are involved, I sometimes have to […]

Organizing Tricks for the New School Year

Organizing Tricks for the New School Year - With the new school year comes a chance at a fresh start. Let

With the new school year comes a chance at a fresh start. Let’s get set up for success! I am not a schedule-y type person. I’ve been more of a go-with-the-flow type person; despite all my lists and organizing things, it’s true. Being organized actually helps me be a little more go-with-the-flow. If I’ve done the […]

A Little Bonus Feature if You Preordered Good Cheap Eats

good cheap eats paperback

One of the things that I’ve kept myself busy with this summer (besides planning a 6-student homeschool, organizing an international trip, and keeping track of life in a busy home) has been a set of BONUS FEATURES to go along with my new cookbook Good Cheap Eats. I love this book. I’d buy it even […]

Half-off Ebook Sale

Summer is winding down. School is gearing up. To celebrate the end of summer, I

Summer is winding down. School is gearing up. To celebrate the end of summer, I’m offering my Summer Survival Guide at a 50% discount. Buy now for a multitude of reasons: There’s still a bit of summer left. Make the most of it! The book is chock full of all kinds of home and family […]

Love Letters

Love Letters - A box of love letters in the garage holds many memories and the start of our marriage.

A box of love letters in the garage holds many memories and the start of our marriage. This post is sponsored by Hallmark.Twenty-two years ago today I was wandering the streets of Paris with my friend Sarah and some new girls we’d met on the plane overseas. I was, as my French mom so often introduced […]

8 Quick Meal Prep Ideas for the New Week

8 Quick Meal Prep Ideas - Want to make meal times easier this week? Check out these quick meal prep helps that will take you just an hour.

Want to make meal times easier this week? Check out these quick meal prep helps that will take you just an hour. It’s Sunday afternoon. I know that we have a busy week ahead. What can I do now to make the rest of the week easier? I can spend an hour in the kitchen. Say what? […]

The Weekly Ramble

school planning

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. I’ve had my head in school books for much of the week. We still have another week of vacation, but I’m intent on being ready for the new year, my last teaching all six kids. I’ve even got the first 12 weeks planned out and am […]

How about a Free Sample?

How about a Free Sample?

My new book comes out in exactly one month and I’m soooooo excited. Hop on over to Good Cheap Eats (the blog) to get the low-down on my  I-Can-Make-My-Family-Cook-Magic-Wand as well as download a free sample of the book.